I had my last two meetings today regarding my choices for changing courses. I spoke to the combined subjects sociology programme leader and the combined subjects politics programme leader.
Either way I knew I’d be doing sociology. I have fallen in love with the subject. I think that it really suits my mindset! I was asked to consider it as a combined subject because I am also passionate about politics. My university let’s me do these two subjects so I jumped straight in and said I wanted to do that course.
However my instinct wanted me to look at the single honours in sociology. So I did.
Anyway… after speaking with the two subject leaders, I made my decision. The combined course was going to be far too complicated as I’d done most of the first year modules for sociology and I could take politics modules in the single honours. I’m far more interested in sociology. I want my politics to count but the combined studies modules in politics didn’t excite me enough as I thought they first did.
I’ve chosen the BSc single honours Sociology course as a preliminary move.
The single honours course is far more research based, which is what I enjoy. I also have a wider range of modules to pick from, meaning I can control my degree structure. I can take modules from other subjects within the university and can study a language alongside the degree! French here we come…maybe!
The single honours sociology course also allows me to specialise if I want to. I can specialise in crime, gender, families and health, which is interesting!
I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to take as much sociology as I wanted to and in all honesty I didn’t want to study a combined studies module that I’d done already in my social work course.
So that’s that. I’ll get my transfer form signed soon by my new programme leader. I’ll also have the support in place for my anxiety and OCD, so I’ll definitely be graduating this time around!